Simple blood tests could revolutionise schizophrenia diagnosis

Reuters Innovations
February 28, 2014 AT 12:59 PM
An inexpensive blood test to diagnose schizophrenia could be made available within two years, offering a groundbreaking alternative to conventional methods that rely on conversations between patients and doctors. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that is difficult to detect, but the blood test promises to identify the disease in 83 percent of cases. Jim Drury reports.